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Joseph Periam Danton

Joseph Periam Danton, American librarian, educator. Recipient Berkeley citation, 1976, Beta Phi Mu award, 1983; Carnegie fellow, 1933-1935, Guggenheim fellow, 1971. Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Association American Library. Schools (president 1949-1950), International Federation Library. Associations (chairman committee library education 1967-1972).

Background

  • Danton, Joseph Periam was born on July 5, 1908 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Son of George Henry and Annina (Periam) Danton.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1935.

    Career

    • Library., associate professor bibliography Temple University, Philadelphia, 1936-1946. Dean School Librarianship, University California-Berkeley, 1946-1961, associate professor, 1946-1947, professor, 1947-1976, professor emeritus, 1976—2002, J. Periam Danton dean, professor, 1946-1976. Visiting professor Graduate Library.

      School, University Chicago, 1942, Columbia, 1946. Visiting lecturer University Toronto, 1963, Universities of Belgrade, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Zagreb, 1965, University British Columbia, 1968, 79, McGill University, 1969, University Puerto Rico, 1970, University Maryland, 1977, University North Carolina, 1977, University Texas, 1979, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1965, 85. Fulbright research scholar, Germany, 1960-1961, Austria, 1964-1965.

      Surveyor and consultant numerous libraries. United Nations Educational Library. Consultant, Jamaica, 1968.

      Delegate International Federation Library. Associations meeting, 1939-1972. Ford Foundation consultant on libraries in Southeast Asia (with R. C. Swank), 1963.

      Honorary research fellow University London, 1974-1975.

    Works

    • Author various works, 1946-1999.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Association American Library. Schools (president 1949-1950), International Federation Library. Associations (chairman committee library education 1967-1972).

    Connections

    • father: George Henry Danton
    • mother: Annina (Periam) Danton
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    Died November 12, 2002
    (aged 94)
    Nationality
    • 1935
      University Chicago
    • 1946 - 1961
      dean School Librarianship
    • 1946 - 1976
      dean School Librarianship